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Matthew 8:19

    Matthew 8:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And a certain scribe came, and said to him, Master, I will follow you wherever you go.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And there came a scribe, and said unto him, Teacher, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And there came a scribe and said to him, Master, I will come after you wherever you go.

    Webster's Revision

    And there came a scribe, and said unto him, Teacher, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

    World English Bible

    A scribe came, and said to him, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And there came a scribe, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

    Definitions for Matthew 8:19

    Whithersoever - Wherever.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 8:19

    A certain scribe - Though ἑις γραμματευς, One scribe, may be considered as a Hebraism, yet it is probable that the literal construction of it was intended, to show that few of this class came to the Lord Jesus for instruction or salvation.

    Master - Rather, teacher, διδασκαλε from διδασκω, I teach, which itself seems to be derived from δεικω, I show, and means the person who shows or points out a particular way or science.

    I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest - A man who is not illuminated by the Spirit of God thinks himself capable of any thing: he alone who is divinely taught knows he can do nothing but through Christ strengthening him. Every teacher among the Jews had disciples, and some especially that followed or accompanied them wherever they went, that they might have some person at hand with whom they might converse concerning the Divine law.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 8:19

    And a certain scribe came ... - It is not improbable that this man had seen the miracles of Jesus, and had formed an expectation that by following him he would obtain some considerable worldly advantage. Christ, in reply to his professed purpose to follow him, proclaimed his own poverty, and dashed the hopes of the avaricious scribe. The very foxes and birds, says he, have places of repose and shelter, but the Son of man has no home and no pillow. He is a stranger in his own world - a wanderer and an outcast from the homes of people. Compare John 1:11.

    Son of man - This means, evidently, Jesus himself. No title is more frequently given to the Saviour than this, and yet there is much difficulty in explaining it. The word "son" is used in a great variety of significations. See the notes at Matthew 1:1. The name "Son of man" is given to Jesus only three times in the New Testament Acts 7:56; Revelation 1:13; Revelation 14:14, except by himself. When he speaks of himself, this is the most common appellation by which he is known. The phrase "Son of God," given to Christ, denotes a unique connection with God, John 10:36. The name "Son of man" probably denotes a corresponding unique connection with man. Perhaps the Saviour used it to signify the interest he felt in man; his special love and friendship for him; and his willingness to devote himself to the best interests of the race. It is sometimes, however, used as synonymous with "Messiah," Matthew 16:28; John 1:34; Acts 8:37; John 12:34.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 8:19

    8:19 Luke 9:57.